So, after a tantalising wait, it turns out not one but two of my poems made the shortlist for this competition.
Journals and anthologies
With thanks to editor Paul McMenemy for including my poem ‘Blue Lines’ and some of my reviews in double issue 8/9, launched today.
A real privilege to have 3 pieces in what has become a leading light in the British poetry scene. Robert Harper has broken new ground by including dramatic writing alongside poetry and prose. Find this issue at: http://www.barefictionmagazine.co.uk/buy/issues/bare-fiction-magazine-issue-6-november-2015/
How cool to have poetry in beautifully illustrated The Fat Damsel this season. Winter special is a bumper edition. Read it here: https://thefatdamsel.wordpress.com/winter-special-edition/
Could not be happier to see my poem ‘Making Tracks’ included in this October’s issue of Envoi. A mag of visually crisp pages and varied, contemporary content. Cinnamon Press shop here: http://www.cinnamonpress.com/index.php/hikashop-menu-for-products-listing/envoi/product/170-envoi-issue-171
Three of my poems were selected to be among the 25 pieces shortlisted for this competition. I did not win any of the four prizes and they remain unpublished.
The brilliant collective at Silhouette Press have published my poem “She Was Not a Muse” in this month’s themed issue of Here Comes Everyone: Kitsch. You can get the free .pdf here: http://herecomeseveryone.me/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/KitschLQ.pdf Or buy the paper print magazine from the shop: http://herecomeseveryone.me/shop/
My mirror poem ‘Bottom to Top’ concludes the 2015 edition of this Southwest Journal from Paper Dart Press. Buy it here: www.thebroadsheet.moonfruit.com/
Slender and exquisite, The Moth, from Ireland. I am very happy to appear in this issue: http://www.barefictionmagazine.co.uk/buy/issues/bare-fiction-magazine-issue-6-november-2015/
Trans-global streetwalking ezine of flâneurism in flash fiction and poetry, Stepaway Magazine publish my poem “Tarmac Blues” today. Check out the latest urban sprawl of essays, rhetoric and prose: http://stepawaymagazine.com/archives/category/18 This poem was then nominated for the Pushcart Prize.